Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and New Zealand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 10.6% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 20.4% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 38.0% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 17.4% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 7.3% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 19.2% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit New Zealand Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(33.85 NZ$)
14.77 $
(25.00 NZ$)
     -26.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(126.93 NZ$)
70.91 $
(120.00 NZ$)
     -5.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.80 $
(18.29 NZ$)
8.86 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -18.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(10.15 NZ$)
5.91 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -1.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(11.85 NZ$)
6.50 $
(11.00 NZ$)
     -7.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.10 $
(8.63 NZ$)
3.26 $
(5.52 NZ$)
     -36.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(4.21 NZ$)
2.31 $
(3.91 NZ$)
     -7.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(3.49 NZ$)
1.97 $
(3.33 NZ$)
     -4.5 %
Markets
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $
(6.78 NZ$)
6.82 $
(11.55 NZ$)
     +70.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $
(5.47 NZ$)
1.77 $
(3.00 NZ$)
     -45.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 $
(3.50 NZ$)
0.86 $
(1.46 NZ$)
     -58.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.72 $
(6.29 NZ$)
6.63 $
(11.21 NZ$)
     +78.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.84 $
(9.88 NZ$)
3.84 $
(6.51 NZ$)
     -34.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.50 $
(9.32 NZ$)
4.33 $
(7.33 NZ$)
     -21.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.28 $
(12.32 NZ$)
5.79 $
(9.79 NZ$)
     -20.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(4.08 NZ$)
1.26 $
(2.13 NZ$)
     -47.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(1.29 NZ$)
1.04 $
(1.76 NZ$)
     +36.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(3.45 NZ$)
1.37 $
(2.31 NZ$)
     -33.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 $
(3.76 NZ$)
2.49 $
(4.21 NZ$)
     +12.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(2.31 NZ$)
1.02 $
(1.72 NZ$)
     -25.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(2.33 NZ$)
0.87 $
(1.46 NZ$)
     -37.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(3.65 NZ$)
2.58 $
(4.37 NZ$)
     +19.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(3.70 NZ$)
1.09 $
(1.84 NZ$)
     -50.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(25.39 NZ$)
9.45 $
(16.00 NZ$)
     -37.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(3.00 NZ$)
3.12 $
(5.28 NZ$)
     +76.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.56 $
(6.02 NZ$)
3.71 $
(6.29 NZ$)
     +4.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(16.92 NZ$)
22.45 $
(38.00 NZ$)
     +124.5 %
Transportation
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(4.23 NZ$)
2.25 $
(3.80 NZ$)
     -10.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(121.85 NZ$)
118.18 $
(200.00 NZ$)
     +64.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(6.35 NZ$)
2.36 $
(4.00 NZ$)
     -37.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(4.74 NZ$)
3.33 $
(5.63 NZ$)
     +18.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(50.77 NZ$)
35.45 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +18.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(6.18 NZ$)
6.28 $
(10.62 NZ$)
     +71.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(55,847.65 NZ$)
23,635.73 $
(40,000.00 NZ$)
     -28.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,086.46 $
(44,147.49 NZ$)
20,637.35 $
(34,925.67 NZ$)
     -20.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.84 $
(348.35 NZ$)
137.18 $
(232.16 NZ$)
     -33.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.38 $
(88.64 NZ$)
36.65 $
(62.03 NZ$)
     -30.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.07 $
(120.28 NZ$)
51.85 $
(87.75 NZ$)
     -27.0 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.71 $
(80.75 NZ$)
37.34 $
(63.19 NZ$)
     -21.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.49 $
(38.06 NZ$)
15.41 $
(26.08 NZ$)
     -31.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(23.69 NZ$)
10.78 $
(18.25 NZ$)
     -23.0 %
Childcare
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,374.03 $
(2,325.34 NZ$)
756.80 $
(1,280.78 NZ$)
     -44.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,021.40 $
(38,960.34 NZ$)
11,975.04 $
(20,266.00 NZ$)
     -48.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.52 $
(88.88 NZ$)
70.43 $
(119.19 NZ$)
     +34.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.60 $
(73.79 NZ$)
44.02 $
(74.51 NZ$)
     +1.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.97 $
(150.57 NZ$)
99.47 $
(168.33 NZ$)
     +11.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.29 $
(195.11 NZ$)
118.62 $
(200.74 NZ$)
     +2.9 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,782.47 $
(3,016.57 NZ$)
1,099.95 $
(1,861.50 NZ$)
     -38.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,464.57 $
(2,478.57 NZ$)
949.14 $
(1,606.28 NZ$)
     -35.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,988.38 $
(5,057.40 NZ$)
1,804.91 $
(3,054.54 NZ$)
     -39.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,425.02 $
(4,104.00 NZ$)
1,514.64 $
(2,563.30 NZ$)
     -37.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 348.78 $
(590.26 NZ$)
587.96 $
(995.04 NZ$)
     +68.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 272.89 $
(461.82 NZ$)
492.91 $
(834.17 NZ$)
     +80.6 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,560.91 $
(7,718.67 NZ$)
2,934.07 $
(4,965.49 NZ$)
     -35.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 6.91      +5.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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